Christina Briglia

CHRISTINA BRIGLIA, REALTOR®
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4 Party Games for Halloween

post by Erica Minutella A house party can be about so much more than gathering all of your friends together in the same space for good conversation and good eats. It can be a chance to celebrate the traits that make your friendships last: humor, creativity, imagination. It can be a chance to make memories that last just as long as those friendships. Most importantly, it can be a chance to have fun in the way only kids can: by finding adventure in the everyday. What's the easiest way to turn your house party into something that can achieve all...

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Our Pitch for Why Philly Is the Place Amazon Should Call Home

post by Erica Minutella If you ask me where I got my new patio cushions, or that cute party dress, or the gladiator costume you saw on my cat, the answer will be the same every time: Amazon. It's a bastion of reliable necessities, motley oddities, and affordable desires. In fact, in that way, it's a bit like Philly. Because as cities go, Philly breaks expectations by meeting every expectation, no matter how strange or seemingly impossible. It's equal parts quaint, sophisticated, down-to-earth, cultured, grungy, with a little bit of something to offer every personality type and an outlet for...

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Four Interior Design Lessons I Learned from Playing Design Home

post by Erica Minutella If you haven't already downloaded the Design Home app, you might want to give it a try. The app sets a series of interior design challenges for its users by presenting a series of unfurnished virtual rooms in need of a few finishing touches. The user can then select from an array of furniture and home decor items and begin populating the empty rooms with personality and comfort. It's a challenge infinitely more satisfying than anything Candy Crush can throw at you, but it comes with some additional benefits you wouldn't necessarily expect - like learning...

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How to Know Philly: the 7 Best Local Websites

post by Erica Minutella When you first move to a new city, finding new daily routines and local hangouts can feel a bit overwhelming. So we've compiled a list of the best online resources that Philadelphia has to offer - whether that involves filling up your social calendar, visiting cool cultural attractions, or simply keeping up-to-date with a Philly that keeps getting better. Drink Philly: A new job in a  new location requires a new go-to happy hour spot. Drink Philly offers an exhaustive breakdown of the region's best specials, longest craft beer menus, and tastiest cocktails. Not to mention...

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Furnish Your Home for under $2000 with IKEA’s 2018 Catalog

post by Erica Minutella Once you've placed the down payment on your new home, you may not be left with much of a budget for filling your new space with home essentials. That's why we've scoured the 2018 IKEA Catalog for the most affordably stylish pieces available. And we've found a way to furnish your whole home for under $2000. Living Room: Our picks for the living room were the most whimsical choices by far. With touches of bold color, an office desk re-purposed as a TV table, and a few items stolen right out of the children's furniture department,...

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5 South Philly Breakfast Spots for When Your Home Kitchen Is in Chaos

post by Erica Minutella The day after a big move, before the kitchen is setup and after the initial stress has dissipated, few things work better as a pick-me-up than going out for a big breakfast with the family. If you’re lucky enough to have made the move to South Philly, prepare yourself for a local wonderland of colorful bakeries, coffee shop hideaways, and friendly neighborhood diners. To make your post-move-in experience as easy as possible, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite local breakfast spots. [caption id="attachment_667" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Carissa Gan on Unsplash[/caption] Café Chicco, 2532...

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5 Old City Shops that Will Turn Your House into a Home

post by Erica J. Minutella It’s been a year. The boxes are unpacked, you’ve found those new pieces of furniture, maybe even painted a few walls.  Yet your house still feels new to you and your family. So where do you go to find those final, personal touches that will make your house into a home? If you're lucky enough to have made the move to Old City, there are a number of options just within your reach. For Your Book Nook: The Book Trader, 7 N. 2nd Street Whether you’ve got a comfy chair tucked away in a corner...

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This Father’s Day, Connect with Philly: 6 Local Things to Do with Dad

Post by Erica J. Minutella It can be hard enough to find just the right present for dad on Father's Day, but add moving to a new and unfamiliar city to the mix and planning something special can feel downright impossible. So for the new homeowners out there, we rounded up some of our favorite local activities to make your Father's Day in a new place feel like Father's Day at home. For the Foodie Dads: Dim sum rhymes with endless yum for a reason. Head over to Chinatown to treat dad to a never-ending variety of fluffy, flavorful dumplings,...

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